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YANKTON -- Derek Miller threw a complete game for the Mitchell Legion baseball team in a 7-4 win over Yankton Sunday. With the game tied at four in the top of the ninth inning, Post 18 scored three runs on RBI walks with two outs to pull ahead. Miller threw nine innings, allowing four runs, one earned, on seven hits and struck out seven. "He really threw well," Post 18 coach Luke Norden said, adding that Miller came back and settled down after early Mitchell errors led to runs for Yankton.
• Mitchell junior Legion baseball doubleheader at Renner, 5 p.m.
The Mitchell junior Legion baseball team fell to Yankton 10-0 Sunday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Bryce Geraets took the loss for Mitchell, while Tim Morgan finished with a double. Mitchell plays a region doubleheader against Renner at 5 p.m. today in Renner. The team will be at a tournament in Rapid City starting Friday.
Saturday • Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball vs. Aberdeen in doubleheader, 5 p.m. in Aberdeen. Sunday • Amateur baseball: Parkston Bullheads at Mitchell, 5 p.m.; Wessington Springs at Chamberlain, 7...
BROOKINGS -- With the game tied 3-3, the Mitchell Legion baseball team surrendered five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in an 8-3 loss to Brookings Thursday. Brookings scored two runs on a Garret Jeppesen single to start the late-game rally, while Kyle Krogman added another two-run single later in the inning.
SIOUX FALLS -- The Mitchell Black teener baseball team was swept in a doubleheader against Sioux Falls West Wednesday in Sioux Falls. Mitchell was edged in the first game 10-9 and fell in the second contest 6-4. Baley Miller suffered the loss in the opener, while Drew Kitchens was the losing pitcher in the finale for Mitchell. Mitchell's Carson Max led the way offensively had two triples on the day. Mitchell plays a doubleheader against Yankton at 2 p.m. today in Yankton.
HURON -- The Mitchell White teener baseball team fell in a pair of games to Huron Wednesday. Mitchell fell 10-2 in the opener and lost 15-14 in eight innings in the second game. In the first contest, Mitchell's Jared Miller and Drew Bollinger each had two hits in the loss, while Kaden Soukup suffered the loss on the mound. In the finale, Nick Bennett started and threw five innings and Bollinger pitched the final three innings for Mitchell. Miller added three hits and Reese Sievert had two hits Mitchell (2-16) hosts Brandon Valley in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. on Drake Field in Mitchell.
ESPN's Marc Stein reported Wednesday that Oklahoma City is interested in landing free agent Mike Miller, a Mitchell native. Miller, who posted a photo on Twitter of him visiting OKC star Kevin Durant, has expressed interest in finishing his career in Memphis but wants a fair deal. Miller is an unrestricted free agent after playing for Memphis last season on a one-year $1.4 million contract. Grizzlies beat writer Ronald Tillery tweeted Wednesday morning that the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver and Houston are also courting the three-point shooter.
SIOUX FALLS -- Derek Miller had a big day for Post 18, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, but Mitchell fell 5-3 to Sioux Falls West in a nine-inning Legion baseball game Wednesday. "When he's looking for a fastball to drive, he's really good," Mitchell head coach Luke Norden said. "He's our best fastball hitter, and he had two early in the game and crushed them to the gap both times." Of the five runs Post 18 (18-9) allowed in the contest, four were unearned.
HURON -- Several area youth golfers placed at the First Dakota National Bank Junior Tour event Wednesday at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron. J.J.